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Cute purses for summer

Updated on January 14, 2015

Cute Purses for Summer

My favorite part of summer has always been the cute summer purses. There are so many to choose from, and after a long winter of leather and suede, isn't it nice to see the colorful straw and canvas purses? And, unlike swimsuits, purses always fit!

Let's look at some of the beautiful summer purses. Here's a whole display of yellow purses.


My birthday purse

Kathy Van Zeland

My husband got me this yellow purse for my birthday this past spring. I have gotten more compliments on this bag than any I have ever had.

Would you like a Kathy Van Zeeland purse like mine? - I LOVE this yellow purse.

Here are some Kathy Van Zeland purses just perfect for summer - These purses make great travel bags

Kathy Van Zeland bags are a favorite with everyone. The craftmandship and color combinations stand out in a crowd. I only own two of them, but they are my all-time favorites. The jingle of the fancy hardware tells everyone it's a Kathy Van Zeland bag.

Straw summer purses - A straw purse makes you think of the islands.

These breezy summer purses just make you feel good!

Try your hand at grabbing a bargain on eBay - Bid on cute summer purses on eBay

If you are looking for cute summer purses at rock bottom bargains, eBay may be the option for you. Check out the auctions below.

Ruffles and frills - Such a cheerful summer purse

I bet you won't see yourself coming in this one!

Vintage inspired fisherman's purse - Did you ever have one of these for your summer purse?

These type purses, popular in the 1950's and 1960's, were inspired originally by the baskets that fishermen carried for their smaller fish.

Tiny Henley Basket Purse
Tiny Henley Basket Purse

This purse looks like you made an awesome score at an upscale vintage store in New York.


Patent Leather Easter Purses - Don't forget your white gloves!

Shiny patent leather shoes and purses were everywhere on Easter Morning. Tucked inside the new purse, there was usually some Easter candy nabbed from the Easter basket as you went out the door to eat during Sunday School or church.

eBay is a wonderland of vintage purses

Cute summer purses from years gone by can be bought for a bargain on eBay. You may find that special purse you had in your youth that would just bring summer alive for you. I am looking for a basket purse with a needlepoint monogram that were popular in the late 1960's. The teenage girls would make extra money selling the monograms. Velvet ribbon was laced through the basket, and it was usually lined in a coordinating fabric. We got the baskets to make them at Dixie Pottery in Abingdon, Virginia.

What is your favorite Vera Bradley print?

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

As a grown woman, it's interesting to realize how many good pocketbook memories I have! Easter purses were the most avid memories. Did you get those litle white patent leather purses with balls that snapped close at the top? Often, these purses were miniature versions of our mom's, and it made me feel so grown up to carry a purse like that on Easter morning. Tell us about your memories of Easter purses.

All the beautiful choices make it a difficult decision, but which of these designs by Vera Bradley do you like best?

Which of these Vera Bradley print do you like best?

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Vera Bradley Purses - Could there be a more appropriate bag for summer?

My favorite Vera Bradley bag

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      @IMKZRNU2: Me, too! Thanks for reading.

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      @raelcalu: What a thoughtful person you are! I have fond memories of purses like this in the 1960's.Thanks for stopping by.

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      @kristalulabelle: Thanks for reading!

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Cute purses! I'm always so hard on my purses so I'm scared to buy such pretty ones...but your lens makes it tempting... :)

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      I am not really fond of bags but my girlfriend is and even my mom...because of them whenever I stroll out in the mall and pass by bags or shoes, somehow I tend to have that second look, go near the window or inside the store and admire them too and think of my girl or my mom if she (they) will like this or would it suit her that kind of bag.

      The retro summer purse you've featured is very nice.

      Thanks for the share...I'll ask my gf to check out this lens.

      Good job.

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Great lens...I love all purses!